- Feb 4, 2019
What is Folklore? My Tuppence Worth...
What is Folklore? This is a question I've seen discussed on social media many times. Efforts tend to try to distinguish why it's...
- Jan 21, 2019
Why Folklore? And Why is it important to Me?
Why Folklore? And why is it important to me? Sounds a simple enough question, only once you start to strip away the obvious you quite...
- Jan 14, 2019
Folklore and Me - A Healthy Fascination
Over the last few years, whilst struggling with mental health, I've come to realise how important the folklore, history and landscape of...
- Jul 17, 2018
Norse Mythology - by Neil Gaiman
I enjoyed this. I love mythology, especially Celtic folklore, and although well aware of Norse mythology - mainly through popular culture...
- Jun 4, 2018
Vikings ... in Tempsford and Sandy
On an earlier post I made mention of Sandy’s Iron Age forts, and in so doing touched on Vikings too. It’s true. There were Vikings in...
- May 28, 2018
Of Taliesin and the Bards
A writer of words and a musician in the past, I find myself immensely proud of the role and function of bardic tradition in Celtic...
- Apr 30, 2018
Potton Wood and the Ghosts of WWII Airmen
Potton is a small town in Bedfordshire that I used to live in. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book and it is said that Hereward the Wake...
- Apr 9, 2018
The Ghost of Marion de la Bruyere
Visit Ludlow. I could leave it at that, but I won’t. Ludlow is a gem of a place, in Shropshire, close to the border with Wales, and...
- Apr 2, 2018
Labyrinths and the Trojan Connection
Labyrinths... I mentioned finding a labyrinth on a walk in Boscastle. It’s carved into the dark rock of a granite cliff behind an...
- Mar 19, 2018
Joan d'Arc and a Fear of the Fairy Faith
After considering Iron Age forts and the landscape local to where I live last week, I’m going to come leaping forward in time and...